Senator Sue Rezin was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in November of 2010, and was then appointed to the Illinois State Senate. She was sworn in as State Senator on December 14, 2010, and elected to serve a four-year term in November of 2012, where she proudly represents the 38th Legislative District.
As a proponent of energy advancement and independence, obtaining equitable education funding reform and improving statewide economic growth, Senator Rezin serves as the Minority Spokesperson on the Senate Energy Committee and is a member of the Senate Education, Transportation, Local Government, Public Pensions and State Investments, and Financial Institutions Committees.
Additional committee and task force appointments include the Education Funding Advisory Committee, the Young Adult Heroin Use Task Force, the Social Security Retirement Pay Task Force, the Veterans Advisory Committee, the Joint Task force on Turkish and Illinois Relations, the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Senator Rezin previously served on the Unemployment Insurance Task Force.
Community service has always been extremely important to Senator Rezin. For the past twenty-five years, she has been an active volunteer as a wish grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois. For seven years, she served as a Board Member and past Vice President for the Community Foundation of Greater Grundy County to help improve the lives of people in need, childcare, workforce development and land use and preservation. Senator Rezin also served on a local school board, as well as the Board of Directors for We Care of Grundy County, whose purpose it to provide temporary housing and food assistance to the community. For fourteen years, she was a Board Member on the Morris Hospital Foundation, served as Vice President while chairing the Annual Support Committee and presided over the Executive Committee during her service.
In recognition of Senator Rezin’s philanthropic work and dedication to bettering her community, she was inducted into the 2009 Illinois Lincoln Series. The Illinois Lincoln Series of Excellence in Public Service empowers, educates and amplifies the voices of women of leadership in government, business and civic organizations.
Senator Rezin is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government's Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Partnership of the Year Award from the Grundy County Economic Development, the 2012 Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award, and the Highest Voting Record Supporting the Agricultural County Award from the Will County Farm Bureau.
As a graduate of Augustana College, Senator Rezin earned a degree in International Business and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies. For the past sixteen years, she has been the co-owner and manager of her family’s real estate company. Senator Rezin and her husband, Keith, reside in Morris and have four children.